Saturday, 11 April 2015

Paint Table Saturday#75


Nestling amongst the paint pots this morning are Colonel Evelyn Wood, a Natal Native Contingent Scout and a Swazi Warrior all from the wonderful 'Empress Miniatures'.  At some point, I really need to have a good long think about what I want to achieve hobby wise - so many ideas, such little time!

  

With 'Salute' only a fortnight away I would normally, at this stage, be concocting fabulously extensive shopping lists that would see my hard earned savings dwindle before my very eyes, but not this year.  My new found predilection for Kickstarter has meant that pocket money is in short supply and so I have resigned myself to take a different tack this year.  I'm still looking forward to catching up with fellow Bloggers, if this is still happening, being inspired by the many fabulous tables on show, but expenditure will need to be curtailed - perhaps some shiny new Batman toys would be nice? 


One positive aspect of my self imposed exile from the Blogosphere is that I have managed to remain, relatively, focussed on the task in hand.  I simply wanted to clear the backlog of incomplete models that were destined for the painting challenge before new projects muscled their way onto the table.  With the exception of the Penguin and a couple of his feathered friends this has remained the case, with more and more empty spaces appearing in the queue, although I can feel my resolve weakening!


44 comments:

  1. I think that is called 'in preparation for the Salute weekend' :-)

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  2. Lovely looking afrikans and brittish soidier.

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  3. I too think you plan has been "Sussed" ... This is all about the upcoming restock! Look forward to catch up this year.

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    1. Well now there is a bit of space it would be churlish not to fill it up again. ;) See you soon Dave.

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  4. Wonderful work on Evelyn Wood and the Swazis. I'm looking forward to hear from your Salute experience. Most likely an essential temptation to acquire restocks. ;-)

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    1. Thank you Stefan, I can feel my resolve weakening already!

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  5. Inspired painting form sir – can't wait to see what you do with Penguin!

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    1. Thank you Mike, Penguin still on hold, but I have done some work on his crew inspired by your encounter with Bull.

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  6. Damn you Kickstarter! Temptation right at your fingertips! It has become my latest addiction!
    Figures look superb. Wayland Games did have a sale on Knight Models Batman. If you were not aware. Not sure how prices compare though.

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    1. Thank you Mark, speaking of Kickstarters have you seen the new one from Studio Miniatures?

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  7. Some extremely nice minis there Michael, and a wonderful dilemma... what to paint and/or buy next. I hope you have a top Salute.

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    1. Thank you my good man, still trying to decide what to do, just need to remember to charge the camera battery.

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  8. Clearing the decks for new stuff, methinks. Great to see a post from you Michael. Have a great Salute.

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    1. Thank you Bob, always good to have some space for new toys!

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  9. They look beautiful Michael!

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  10. Those guys look very nice and reducing the spends is no bad thing if it also gets figures past the post.

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, certainly enjoying the change of pace at the moment.

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  11. Those minis are looking spiffy Sir Michael :)

    Looking forward to catching up with you in a fortnight and seeing what shinies you succumbed to the temptation of buying :)

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  12. Hola Amigo
    Buena mesa de pintura tienes hay si señor
    un saludo

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  13. Stay strong Michael finish up the queue you feel good about after your batch of Salute purchases.

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    1. Sounds like a plan Robert, just need to speed up a bit!

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  14. "At some point, I really need to have a good long think about what I want to achieve hobby wise - so many ideas, such little time!"
    Bah humbug!

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    1. You're right, of course I'll just keep trying everything! ;)

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  15. Of course your resolve will totally crumble at Salute. But if you can hold on till then your strength may become the stuff of legends!

    Nice one mate. And just ask yourself "What would Conan do?"

    OK maybe not Conan!

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    1. Thank you Clint, I think you are absolutely sit on, all that choice in one place could spell disaster! As for Conan, that reminds that was another Kickstarter I backed!

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  16. Superb work on those Empress miniatures, Michael.

    Kickstarter is a great way to rid oneself of unwanted cash.

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, I don't know what it is about Kickstarter, it seems to get me every time!

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  17. Those Zulu Wars figures are superb! I'm going to be good at Salute too this year! I really am!

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, looking forward to Salute and have high hopes of been good too - we'll see. It would be great to say hello in person.

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  18. Outstanding work Michael! That colonial africa stuff of yours looks fantastic. I like how the red of the one black guys (dunno if it's the scout or the warrior... never really was into that kind of stuff yet) coat works with his skin tone.

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    1. Thank you so much, lots of warm colours in this palette so they all hang together well.

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  19. The miniatures on the 2nd shot look great!

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    1. That is very kind of you thank you.

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